I’m back with some girly mini Hudson pants. I love this pattern!
I also love the pattern name- I went to school (CIA) in Hudson Valley, NY- right along the banks of the Hudson river, and I also lived in Hudson Hall. What a dirty little dorm that was… But so so fun too!
Anyway, unlike last time, these Hudsons were gladly accepted and patiently waited for by my darlings, Ellery and Corinne.
I changed them up slightly from one another, but used the same main fabric- pink French terry from Les Fabriques. The dark coral knit is also from there, as is the cream- both of those cotton/lycra blends are my favorite to work with. They are by a company named Elite knits, and they’re just perfect for most of my knit projects.
The sweet floral on Coco’s pair, is from Girl Charlee.
I kept thinking of strawberry desserts as I was sewing these up. It’s about that time of year.
I sewed a size 7 for Ell, and a 3 for Coco. Both fit pretty great, though I think the French terry is more apt to sort of stretch out and not bounce back as well while sewing- I think once I wash these they will fit a little better.
I also decided to forego the buttonholes again, and just tack on a strip of knit for a faux tie. It works for me, and shaves a solid 15 minutes off of messing with my machine.
The girls are in their Team Wes shirts which my talented Mom made last year- for each family member! She sews all the time, and currently is really into machine embroidery and applique. She makes her grandkids the cutest little shirts all the time for every holiday and occasion. She’s the best Grandma! She even has a etsy shop – if you ever need a personalized shirt or some doll clothes, she’s your gal!
Ellery made a couple of “Wes” signs too as props. She loves to write notes to Wes at school too- they usually say something like, “Dear Wes, I love you. I love playing with you so so so so so so so so so much. Love Ellery, To Wes.” They love their little cousin!
That’s it for me this week- the KCW fairies didn’t show up so my house is a hot disaster.
I’ll leave you with a classic Coco dance move: